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Senate Approves Carla Hayden As New Librarian Of Congress

With the overwhelming support of the Senate, Dr. Carla Hayden has been approved as the next librarian of Congress.<p>Hayden, the head of Baltimore's public library system and the former president of the American Library Association, is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the …

I Tried the Outfit-Planning Method Celebrity Stylists Use

I've always heard rumblings about celebrity stylists creating so-called outfit books, so naturally, I've always been curious how a mere mortal such …

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Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

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Why It's So Hard for Women to Say 'No' at Work

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Missouri Plans to Build Solar Panels into Road Along Old Route 66

One of the most famous roads from America’s past could help set the stage for the highway of the future, at least if a project launched by the Missouri Department of Transportation pans out.<p>MoDOT, as its locally known, plans to become the first public highway department to test out a new type of …

Farmhouse-inspired home goes passive on a shoestring

This article was originally published in issue 14 of Passive House Plus magazine. Want immediate access to all back issues and exclusive extra …

Your Fit Goals Meet Your Organization #Goals With Bullet Journals

Through goal tracking and journaling my health and fitness progress, I discovered (quite behind the trend, honestly) something called a bullet journal and immediately had a "wait, what??" moment. The bullet journal is an "analog system" (yes, seriously) "to track the past, organize the present, and …

How the humble bicycle is making a comeback in US cities

<b>As part of a series on the State of America, the BBC is profiling small businesses that have stories to tell about the way they work, and which say something about a wider national trend.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century America was in the grip of cycling craze. Women in particular embraced the …

There's Now a Drugstore Cure For Acne

Super strong retinol without an RX.<p>The topical answer to acne, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, stretch marks, Vitamin A derivatives–aka retinoids–are unequivocally the holy grail of effective skin care. The catch? Scoring potent retinoids has always required a trip to the dermatologist. Until …

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Getting Real About Your Delusions Will Remove What Blocks Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Someone once shared a story with me about a young boy who collected flying bugs for a science project. He trapped five of them in a net then lowered the net into a mason jar and quickly screwed the lid shut. Within the jar, he provided …

How This Stressed-Out CEO Changed Her Mind About Meditation

Yunha Kim's app Simple Habit helps users to summon whatever kind of mindfulness they need.<p>Yunha Kim is no stranger to work-related stress.<p>A former investment banker on Wall Street, Kim took her work home with her when she was developing Locket, which makes lock screen apps for Android phones. She …

Income Inequality Has Snuck Into Every Field In The Last 50 Years

Whether you’re a lawyer, banker, or IT professional, almost every field now has an elite tier of earners separated from everyone else.<p>This chart, from FlowingData, shows the growing income gap in the U.S., from 1960 to 2014. Broken into 20-year chunks, it illustrates the distribution of total …

How Body Fat Can Shorten Your Life

Doctors have warned for years that obesity can have unhealthy consequences, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. …

The Latest New Age Trend Is Tapping Your Fingers and Mumbling to Relieve Pain

The Emotional Freedom Technique is the New Age therapy of the moment and involves tapping yourself over your body to cure physical and mental ills.<p>"When my first major panic attack happened, I actually thought I was having a heart attack. I got my husband to phone the ambulance. It was horrendous—a …

A thirsty Pasadena lawn morphs into a stunning, drought-tolerant habitat for hummingbirds

We're asking Southern California readers to share photos of their lawn-to-drought-garden makeovers. Here's how one Pasadena homeowner did it:<p>Thirst is a relative term when it comes to David Rose's Pasadena yard, as he exchanged water-hungry St. Augustine grass for a hummingbird habitat filled with …

The Difference Between Green Furniture and Sustainable Furniture

Many furniture companies claim their products are "green," a designation usually referring to material sourcing. Maybe their sofa frames are made out of dumpster-sourced scrap metal or their cushions are filled with used ticker tape. Responsible material sourcing is important, but it does not …

Kerry arrives in Moscow with a proposal for Syria in hand

MOSCOW — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, carrying a new U.S. proposal for coordinated U.S.-Russia counterterrorism operations in Syria, met with President Vladimir Putin here Thursday night in the latest Obama administration effort to salvage a failing cease-fire and revive suspended peace …

9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking to start a business and refuse to be tied down to an office? Turns out you can start a company from the comfort of your own home -- or better yet, from an exotic far-flung beach -- for under $1,000.<p>How is that possible …

Want to make a good impression on a first date? Avoid these 6 mistakes

Got a first date on your calendar that you're anxious about?<p>Relax, advised New York-based relationship and etiquette expert and author April Masini. "Dating is a process, and first dates are great opportunities to meet people and get to know them enough to decide if you want to go on a second date."<p>…

I Chose To Be The Dad My Son Needed, Not The One I Was Trained To Be

My dad was emotionally unavailable and non-communicative. He neither talked with my brother and I nor played with us. He was cold, grouchy, moody, …

How Small Businesses Can Make Money Using Pokemon Go, an Augmented Reality Smart Phone Game

Businesses looking to get people in the door may want to check out Pokémon Go. Seriously.<p>Over the past week, <b>many places have been experiencing a</b> …

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George Takei Clarified That He Is Not Mad About Sulu Being Gay In ‘Star Trek: Beyond’

Last week, the creators behind the upcoming <i>Star Trek: Beyond</i> revealed some pretty huge news: the film will reveal longtime fan favorite character Hikaru Sulu to be gay, making him the first LGBT character in the history of the franchise. It was a pretty monumental announcement that was met largely …

Montana sets grizzly hunt rules ahead of federal decision

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife regulators set the rules Wednesday for how hunters will be able to kill grizzly bears in the future if the U.S. …

The Best Morning Yoga Poses to Start Your Day

Happy Baby<p>1 of 8<p>Start on your back with your head resting comfortably on your pillow. Remove the covers and gently draw your knees into your chest. …